Envent attends the CTAC Committee meeting in Washington DC on May 7 & 8. The end result of this meeting was the attached Policy Letter from the United States Coast Guard on the Safe Operation of Mobile Vapor Control Systems. The USCG provided the attached Policy Letter clarifying that CFR 154 safety equipment, shutdowns and controls requirements will not be replaced by a man standing nearby ready to push the mushroom as some competitors seem to have been hawking. Customers now have the piece of mind and clear guidance that the USCG wants things done safely. Envent will provide that safety system in our prepacked Envent EMECS and Envent Dock Safety Unit (DSU). Policy Letter – Click Here to Open
Long Beach, CA - March 13, 2013 – On March 12th, Envent receives Chevron Refining’s Highest Safety Award – The Gold Star Safety Excellence Award for 2012. The next day, Envent is awarded the 2012 Outstanding Crew Award & The much sought after HES Leadership Award from Chevron Pipe Line for 2012.
According to Envent HES Director Brian Miller, “this was an exciting week for me, being handed the Gold Star Safety Excellence Award from Chevron El Segundo on Tuesday by the El Segundo Plant Manager, then driving up to the Western HQ for Chevron Pipe Line the next day to receive the 2012 Outstanding Crew Award from the CPL Western Unit Business Manager”. What a great week for Envent and nicely done! On top of that Envent was awarded the Contractor Health, Environment & Safety Leadership Commitment Award!
The 2012 Chevron Refining Award was given to Envent after another stellar safety and operational year and it is always nice to be recognized for our efforts. Envent was selected from 350 CPL contractors. Envent crews underwent 12 separate customer HES audits during multiple jobs that were part of an emergency response. In each audit, Envent employees nailed it. What a great achievement and for Envent, the credit lies with the employees who buy in to our commitment to safety and compliance.
This is the 4th year in a row that Envent Corporation has received Health, Safety & Environmental Excellence Awards from Chevron!
The 3 Most Common Areas of Concern your Provider Should Address before You Sign on the Dotted Line
We at Envent have been in the business of mobile vapor and water treatment for over 20 years. We are fully aware that degassing jobs at refineries and petrochemical plants, two of the most technically sophisticated places on the planet, require a zero tolerance policy for mistakes. It’s the way it should be, and there is no substitute for just plain doing things “the right way.” Degassing and vapor control is too important to be left in the hands of an inexperienced operator, so we thought we would let you in on the three most common concerns we address from our customers so you can ensure that you, too, are in more than capable hands when you decide on who to hire for the job.
As professionals in the industry, we are all aware of the science behind those ‘no cell phone’ warning signs stationed so predominately, almost like guarding sentinels, at filling stations across the country. We know that the very clear and well positioned regulatory dictates are not just the product derived from an overzealous gas attendant’s aversion to our technology obsessed society but are actually a warning to those not privy to the rules of static electricity and flammable vapors that their most beloved and coveted mobile device could be the catalyst to igniting said vapors and act as an enabler to extremely hazardous conditions. This everyday occurrence of being reminded to not use our mobile devices while filling our gas tanks is definitely worth remembering if you are using vacuum trucks to control vapors when tank degassing at factories and other large facilities. The technique of grounding and bonding during a degassing operation is a practice that can safely control the accumulated static charges and prevent workplace accidents. We at Envent Corporation keep a strict adherence to workplace safety and employ preemptive tactics to avoiding hazardous situations when grounding and bonding. We have included a few of our approaches for your reference.
How do you feel about Lance Armstrong “coming clean” on the set of Oprah’s television show? Here’s my take on it: I hope they throw the book at him. It doesn’t matter whether you ride a bike…or operate a thermal oxidizer for a degassing job at a petrochemical facility. If you cheat, and if you try to get away with it, you deserve to be punished to the full extent of the law. Lance has the luxury of attempting to say “I’m sorry” and hoping the whole thing will blow over.
Welcome to the latest, greatest addition to the Envent fleet of industry-leading equipment: the EMECS 42 Marine Vapor Control System, better known as the MVCS.
Envent designs and builds its equipment to set new standards for the industry, and the MVCS is no exception. Our MVCS mobile system is the first in the nation to be certified by the United States Coast Guard for gasoline loading. (It fully complies with all sections of 33 CFR 154 Subpart E.)
Here’s the lowdown on our MVCS. The machine can support a transfer rate of 4,000 barrels per hour, and its redundant safety systems are prepared to handle a wide range of “unexpected” occurrences, including barge overflow alarms, enrichment system, oxygen analyzers, pressure monitoring, and relief valves. The system includes an interlock that shuts down the loading pumps in the event of any unexpected condition at the MVCS or the vessel.
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